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The Best Ice Cream in the World

I’ve been to my fair share of ice cream shops.  From Rome and Venice to Los Angeles and New York.  Ice cream is one thing that I don’t take lightly.  If there is a great ice cream place, I’m there.  And I NEED to share my favorite one.  It might just be the best ice cream in the world.

Giapo in Auckland, New Zealand stole my heart from the moment I walked in.  It’s not your typical ice cream experience.  It’s luxurious, fancy, and fit for the princess that I am.  😉

I discovered Giapo while I was on one of my first dates with my now boyfriend.  We both love ice cream, so he was so excited to take me to Giapo while we were taking a walk in downtown Auckland. It is located right in the city center at 12 Gore street.

This is why Giapo is a New Zealand must do:

Your experience begins while you are standing in line and the staff brings you samples while you wait.  Once you get to the register, they are again very generous with the samples.  The last time I brought a friend there (because I always bring any friends visiting Auckland to Giapo), we had a little sample cup in front of us of EVERY flavor they offer.  No pressure, they were so happy to let us try everything.  Is that not the dream?!

Once you have chosen your flavor from their unique options (my favorite is dairy free chocolate chip coconut), you choose if you want it in a cup, cone, really cool chocolate cup or fancy decorated cone.  The options are incredible.  You can also add-on to your ice cream to make it a work of art.  Seriously, they will turn your ice cream cone into a squid, the sky tower, the harbor bridge, a picture frame, or a heart that connects to your babe’s ice cream. best_ice_cream_in_the_world_auckland_giapo_squid_ciaofelicia.JPG

I don’t think I’ve been to Giapo without taking a picture to post on social media.  All of their ice cream is truly a work of art and I often find myself saying “It’s too pretty to eat!”  That feeling quickly goes away because it’s too delicious not to eat.  It’s the best ice cream in the world!

Since I’ve been living in Auckland, New Zealand, I’ve gone to Giapo a ridiculous amount of times.  Should I be embarrassed or proud that the staff knows me from being there so much?  Probably proud. best_ice_cream_in_the_world_auckland_giapo_ciaofelicia.JPG

Giapo is constantly coming out with new creations that keep me coming back.  There are even so many vegan ice cream options that are so creamy, you’ll have to double check that you were served the right thing.  Giapo’s ice cream is truly world class.  If you don’t believe me, you’ll have to add it to your Auckland itinerary and see for yourself. 😉

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Thank you to Giapo for sponsoring this post.  This article is 100% my opinion.  Seriously, I’m obsessed with Giapo’s ice cream.  It’s the best ice cream in the world!

Author: ciaofelicia

Hey, friend. I’m Felicia. I am a traveler and life coach. A few years ago, all I wanted was to be able to work online at an amazing job I loved while traveling. And now that's what I do. I coach my clients to help you create the life of your dreams. My blog here explains all of the best places I've traveled to. Check out if you want to learn about my life coaching and how to create your dream body and dream life.

13 thoughts on “The Best Ice Cream in the World

  1. Sounds like my kind of ice cream place. It would be nice to get the chance to taste this someday! I’m sure it’s amazing. Also, ice cream is always a good idea!

  2. Wowwww I would visit Auckland if only to try Giapo. It looks delicious and so creative. And free samples? Count me in!

  3. Oh my gosh! I agree Giapo has the best ice cream creations in the world! If I could visit Auckland, I would never miss a stop in this ice cream shop. I bet my daughters would love it, too.

  4. Oh my goodness! I have NEVER seen creative ice cream like that before! I love the octopus! Ooh! I would be biting off those chocolate legs! Yum! I bet it was really delicious too!

  5. I wish that Giapo was in the UK because I would love to try ice cream that is not only delicious but also a work of art as well. I love that they turned your cone into a baby squid and it is great to hear that they have vegan options as well!

  6. Jennifer Prince says:

    Whoa! That’s the most creative ice cream I’ve ever seen. They’ve turned a staple treat into something truly artisan. Yum! 🙂

  7. Wow! What an awesome place to go for ice cream and it sounds as though you are their biggest fan! I love how the present the ice cream, and even better if it tastes amazing.

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